Quartet Brothers & Sisters perform at Green Lake Festival of Music in Wisconsin


Brothers & Sisters. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Friday July 26, 2013 at 7:30PM
Thrasher Opera House – Green Lake, WI

Sunday July 28, 2013 at 3:00PM
Ripon College – Ripon, WI

The Dutch Quartet Brothers & Sisters will perform at the Green Lake Festival of Music at the end of July. The quartet consists of sisters Charlotte and Josefien Stoppelenburg, who are the vocal duo, together with the brothers Martijn and Stefan Blaak on piano.

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July 8th, 2013 by

Rubens Quartet will perform and coach at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana and at the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska

Rubens Quartet. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Friday June 14 – Sunday June 23, 2013
Sitka Summer Music Festival – Sitka, AK

Thursday June 26, 2013 at 8:00PM
Tuesday July 2, 2013 at 8:00PM
Friday July 5, 2013 at 8:00PM
Auer Hall, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN

As part of the Festival Chamber Players the Rubens Quartet will perform at the Auer Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In addition to the concerts, the string quartet will also coach students of the Jacobs School of Music. Before going to Indiana they will perform multiple concerts at the Sitka Summer Music Festival.

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The Royal Wind Music will tour the US North-East in June


The Royal Wind Music. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

Sunday June 9, 2013 at 3:00PM
Park Avenue Christian Church – New York, NY

Saturday June 15, 2013 at 8:00PM
Second Church – West Newton, MA

Sunday June 16, 2013 at 12:30PM
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall – Boston, MA

The Royal Wind Music, a Dutch double sextet of renaissance recorders, will come to the US for three concerts on the East Coast. They will be performing Angeli, Zingare e Pastori: Symbols & Allegories in Italian Renaissance Music.

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Apollo Ensemble plays Jewish Baroque from Italy & Amsterdam at The Kennedy Center, Washington


Apollo Ensemble. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Monday May 13, 2013 at 7:30PM
Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center – Washington, DC

Founded in 1992, Amsterdam’s Apollo Ensemble made its American debut with Pro Musica Hebraica in 2009. They have gone from strength to strength since then and are in demand internationally for their important contributions to the presentation of Jewish Baroque music. The group now returns with some rare treasures from the Ets-Chaim Library in Amsterdam which houses a splendid collection of Jewish music spanning several centuries.

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New York Opera Society presents Hans Pieter Herman in Washington and New York


Hans Pieter Herman, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Saturday March 30, 2013 at 1:00PM
Society of the Cincinnati – Washington, DC

Friday April 5, 2013 at 8:00PM
Symphony Space – New York, NY

Internationally acclaimed Dutch baritone Hans Pieter Herman (“Highly Engaging”- New York Times, ” a vocal phenomenon”- Ha’aretz, Tel Aviv) presents an evening of serious and humorous songs by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Poulenc, Laitman and others. The New York Opera Society brings Mr Herman to Washington, DC and New York City. He will be accompanied by pianist Jason Wirth. Hans Pieter Herman is known for his combination of vocal beauty, dramatic intensity and comedic skill.

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Utrecht String Quartet tours the USA


Utrecht String Quartet, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8:00PM
Rocky River Chamber Music Society – Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7:00PM
The Netherland Club of New York – New York, NY

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00PM
Chamber Music Society – Bethlehem, PA

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:00PM
The Frick Collection – New York, NY

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:00PM
Flagler Museum – Palm Beach, Florida

The Utrecht String Quartet, one of the most renowned chamber-music ensembles, is internationally known for its versatility and dynamism. Resident in the Netherlands, the musical world of the Utrecht String Quartet is both borderless and boundless. Its musicians adopt a vibrant, versatile approach to their chosen genre, rejecting traditional “museum piece” interpretations out-of-hand. Even in the most traditional works, they succeed time and again in discovering elements that can be interpreted anew. However, it is their continual search for lost or forgotten repertoire and for their collaboration with contemporary composers that has earned them such an excellent reputation in the music world. International tours to countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and throughout Europe have demonstrated this versatility.

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25th Netherlands Trust Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York


Carnegie Hall, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:30PM
Carnegie Hall – New York, NY

During the last two decades, The Netherlands American Community Trust and the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in the United States have organized 24 concerts in Amsterdam and New York, giving young American performers the “Chance to be Heard”. The Netherlands Trust would like to cordially invite you and your guests to our 25th Concert celebrating young musical talent from Chicago, Athens-Georgia, New Orleans, Harlem-New York, and the Netherlands. The repertoire will range from classical and modern music, to pop and jazz.

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Cappella Pratensis tours the US


Cappella Pratensis. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7.30PM
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel – Chicago, IL

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8.00PM
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 4.00PM
Corpus Christi Church – New York, NY

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8.00PM
Christ Church Episcopal – New Haven, CT

The Dutch-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis – literally ‘Cappella des prés’ – champions the music of Josquin des Prez and the polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. The group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin’s time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation scored in a large choirbook. This approach, together with attention to the linguistic origin of the compositions and the modal system on which it is based, offers a unique perspective on the repertoire. Founded in 1987, the ensemble’s approach was largely established by its first conductor, Rebecca Stewart. Cappella Pratensis is now under the artistic direction of singer and conductor Stratton Bull, who succeeds other previous leaders Bart Demuyt and Peter Van Heyghen.

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Cellist Amber Docters van Leeuwen performs at WMP Concert Hall in NYC


Amber Docters van Leeuwen, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:30PM
WMP Concert Hall – New York, NY
Free Admission!

Cellist Amber Docters Van Leeuwen will be joined by Pianist Taisiya Pushkar in a program that will be presented at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam later this year. On the program compositions by Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor (1915), Alfred Schnittke – Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 (1978), Kaija Saariaho – Sept papillons for Cello Solo, Johannes Brahms – Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op.99

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Jaap van Zweden & Dallas Symphony Orchestra


Jaap van Zweden, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Saturday, Septempber 8, 2012 at 8:45PM (Opening Gala with cellist Yo-Yo Ma)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Dallas, TX

Thursday – Sunday, September 13-16, 2012 at 8:00PM & 2:30PM (Pines of Rome with pianist Joaquin Achúcarro)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Dallas, TX

Thursday – Sunday, September 20-23, 2012 at 8:00PM & 2:30PM (Philip Glass’ Pictures At An Exhibition)
Meyerson Symphony Center – Dallas, TX

Musical America Conductor of the Year 2012, Amsterdam-born Jaap van Zweden has risen rapidly in little more than a decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conductors. He has been Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and in September 2012 he took up the position of Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, for an initial contract of four years.

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